Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gethsemane



This beautiful song teaches about the atonement in a simple yet powerful way. After hearing part of it on the radio one Sunday, my own kids kept singing the chorus and I knew I wanted to share it with the primary. We learned it over a year ago and it continues to be the primary's favorite song. I'm sure it's because the Spirit testifies to them that Jesus loves them.

It hasn't been printed in the Friend, but you can download the sheet music and recording online for .99 at HoffmanHouse.com  JollyJenn has a flipchart you can find here. I taught a few signs for each phrase and that helped the kids remember all the words.

For ideas on how to teach this song, including signs, read this post.

If you are looking for a song for April, I would put this at the top of the list! (Be sure to get your Bishop's approval!)


11 comments:

  1. Love, love this...I am going to teach my kiddos this one for sure. What a simple, beautiful message. Thanks for finding this one!

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  2. OK I fell in love with Gethsemane and it has been stuck in my head for about a week now! I have got approval from our Bishop and he wants us to sing it in Sacrament meeting for Easter as well as the presentation. I am super excited! Thanks for your blog and for sharing:) I was wondering if you have any ideas on how to teach this song. I have printed the flip chart which is awesome, and I usually teach the kids some actions to go with the song because it really helps them remember the words. I am hseitant to do that with this song though out of respect for the words. I am really curious to hear how you taught this one:) If you have a minute I would really appreciate it! Thanks

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    1. Tiffany, So glad you get to teach this song. I hope your Primary loves it as much as mine does! Since I read your comment I've been working on a post sharing teaching ideas. Should have it finished tonight, but I recommend introducing the song by showing the video. The combination of music and pictures really brings the spirit! More to come!

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  3. Tiffany, here's a link to my post about teaching Gethsemane. http://singingasongisfun2do.blogspot.com/2012/02/teaching-gethsemane.html
    Hope this helps!

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    1. Thank you SO much for taking the time to do that for me!! Love your blog and all of your ideas:)

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  4. Can you post the option to download your pictures that you used? I've searched Google for some of them and can't find them, and they are perfect!

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  5. Cami, We LOVE this song. Our primary children sing it on their own when the pianist plays the music for prelude. It's so moving! Thanks for the beautiful video. Would it be possible to COPY this video so we can burn it to DVD for our primary kids for Easter?

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  6. I can not open it at church. And show it. The church says blocked watching it on YouTube. I love the song.

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  7. This is so amazing and beautiful. How can I get a download of this video to my computer so I can show the children?

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  8. YouTube is blocked at our church. Is there somewhere I can download the video to show on my computer at church?

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